Watch Boston Dynamics' 25-second viral video unveiling a new lifelike robotic dog

  • Robotics company Boston Dynamics has released a short teaser video for its new robot, SpotMini.
  • The video was the #1 trending video on YouTube on Tuesday. 
  • Boston Dynamics used to be part of Google but was sold to Softbank earlier this year. 
  • This robot seems to be electric powered, and has gotten a major cosmetic update since the last time it was seen in public. It also is no longer equipped with a robot arm. 
  • An engineer at Boston Dynamics told Business Insider earlier this year that for demos, SpotMini is semi-automated and controlled with with an Xbox controller. 

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